Earlier this week, the Belorussian state broadcaster announced that tickets for the sixteenth Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 have sold out. Hosted in Minsk for the second time, Belarus has demonstrated its very clear appetite for the junior version of the song contest. This may be in part to the incredibly affordable ticket prices, which was around 9 to 12 BYR (3.65 – 4.9€) for the main event – perfect for families!
In total, 22,000 tickets went on sale for the final.
As the tickets went live just over a week ago it means there have been steady sales of well over a thousand tickets a day. Despite this surge in sales, there are still a few tickets left for the rehearsal (a day before the grand event) to be snapped up. These tickets can be purchased here.
As previously outlined, a handful of tickets have been reserved for children in orphanages as well as gifted children.
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018
This year, twenty countries will be participating. This includes Ukraine, who made a last-minute entry after initially withdrawing from the song contest. Azerbaijan, France and Israel respectively will all be returning to the contest after missing out on recent editions.
Along with old friends, the contest will be seeing some new faces. Manw will be making the debut for Wales into the world of Eurovision. Meanwhile, some 5,872.3 km or 3,658.9 miles to the East, Daneliya Tuleshova will fly the flag for Kazakhstan.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be in just over a month, on the 25th November. This year’s slogan is #LightUp.
As the preparations for the contest is starting to heat up do you have a pre-contest favourite? Let us know in the comments or at @ESCXTRA!